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How do I find an insurance broker? Portland edition.

How do I find an insurance broker? Portland edition. [more inside]
posted by rabbitrabbit on Aug 1, 2014 - 5 answers

Where to call, email, Apartment agents?

The typical craigslist apartment ad in Boston might have (in addition to the craigslist anonymous email) a broker's corporate email, a corporate phone, or a cellphone. What is the most effective endpoint to deliver inquiries to, and at what time should it be done? [more inside]
posted by tintexas on Jul 30, 2014 - 3 answers

Ethical 30-year fixed co-op mortgage in NYC?

NYC MortgageFilter. We want an affordable 30 yr fixed 80% LTV co-op loan that underwrites quickly - but! With either ethical considerations or portfolio from a local lender. Need reccs. for lenders and especially loan officers please; or really savvy NYC mortgage brokers. [more inside]
posted by lalochezia on May 20, 2014 - 6 answers

Tips for auditioning a real estate buyer's broker

My wife and I will be sitting down with a real estate buyer's broker over the weekend as we start our home search. The broker would like to represent us exclusively, which I'm not necessarily averse to, but I'd like your recommendations for how to chose a broker to help us be certain she would be the right fit before wasting our time. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Apr 3, 2014 - 11 answers

Broker hunting in Seattle

I'm doing a 3-month internship in Seattle this summer and I'm looking for an apartment. My budget is $2-3k/month. I think it would be too big a hassle to find a place myself (I'm only interested in apartments that are walking distance from the office), so I'd like to find a broker instead. How do I go about doing this? Thanks!
posted by jtothes on Mar 20, 2014 - 7 answers

Mortgage advice for a young couple in Houston

I married my wife this spring, and we're ready to get out of an apartment and into a house or townhouse. We're going to talk to some mortgage broker she found online today, and I'm not really sure what I'm supposed to do. I've printed out all the forms they've asked for, but I have no clue what questions I should be asking. Our communications with the guy we're seeing have been great and he seems helpful, but I'd love to hear your mortgage advice/stories. Also, if any Houstonians have specific recommendations I'd love to hear them as well. [more inside]
posted by DynamiteToast on Aug 22, 2013 - 14 answers

Broker recommendations/apartment tips for Boston with a child

Hi, I would love any recommendations people in the Boston area might have for rental brokers for an apartment in the Boston area, specifically nearish to Tufts. Someone who has successfully worked with a family with a small child would be ideal. General apartment hunting tips are also welcome. More details inside... [more inside]
posted by the young rope-rider on Jul 13, 2013 - 10 answers

How to rent an apartment in Brooklyn.

My lovely daughter and her friend are graduating from college in May and looking for an apartment in Brooklyn. [more inside]
posted by SLC Mom on Apr 20, 2013 - 31 answers

Who is the best "buy and hold" online brokerage (and what should I buy)?

My wife and I are going to dip our toes in the stock market. For the foreseeable future, I see us doing nothing other than buying (hopefully) reliable dividend-paying stock and holding it for the long- long-term (like 30 years or more potentially). We won't be doing options or even active trading other than occasional additional purchases. Who of the cheap online brokerages should we use? [more inside]
posted by AgentRocket on Mar 13, 2013 - 14 answers

Insurance Brokers in NYC

Seeking insurance broker recommendations for a new family in NYC. Co-op, Auto, and now with progeny, Life. Obviously want a person/office that we can trust, and will look out for our interests in the long haul. We live in Queens, and work in Manhattan. Bonus question: are any brokers fee-based, or do all work on commission-type arrangements?
posted by Oddly on Feb 26, 2013 - 1 answer

Looking for a Mpls Mortgage Broker

Looking for a local Minneapolis Mortgage Broker. Anyone have someone they would specifically recommend? [more inside]
posted by zombieApoc on Feb 21, 2013 - 3 answers

Shine a light on NYC Real Estate Pitfalls

Tell me about your NYC apt hunting horror stories... [more inside]
posted by Hurst on Sep 17, 2012 - 17 answers

Buying a used car by proxy

We need to buy a used car in Phoenix, Arizona. We know roughly what we want, but we don't have time to shop for it, and we're currently in another state anyway. Can we hire some kind of agent in the Phoenix area to car-shop for us? [more inside]
posted by Maximian on Jul 15, 2012 - 4 answers

My car's busted beyond all repair, but the mechanic found me a fantastic price for it - should I tip the mechanic?

My car's busted beyond all repair. Can't drive it off the mechanic's lot. But the mechanic found me a buyer who has offered me a fantastic price for it - should I tip the mechanic for finding the buyer? [more inside]
posted by halfguard on Apr 6, 2012 - 20 answers

Recommendations for a Korean stock broker.

Asking for a friend: I'm in the U.S. and require the services of a stock broker licensed in Korea who speaks English and has experience handling U.S. clients. I'm looking for any referrals to firms or individuals who work with well known firms. Feel free to MeFi Mail me if you'd rather not post publicly. Bonus question: For circumstances beyond my control I need to take direct ownership of an interest I have in what will become a publicly traded Korean company. I plan to speak to my tax adviser, but are there any particular considerations I need to be aware of in obtaining and holding this investment? My understanding is that I need a licensed broker to take custody for me. I also understand that South Korea is a relatively friendly place for U.S. foreign investment. Thanks!
posted by chaiwawa on Feb 16, 2012 - 2 answers

20 grand seems like a lot of money for not that much work...

Do we, as unique special snowflakes, really need to use a buyer's agent? My husband and I are at a crossroads about whether to work with one or try to do without. Inside, I give a ton of personal details and you tell me who is right and who is wrong! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 29, 2011 - 24 answers

This graveyard is so yesterday, need to find a crypt

Does anyone have a Minneapolis Mortgage Broker that they really loved and would love to recommend to my wife and I? [more inside]
posted by zombieApoc on Nov 8, 2011 - 3 answers

Delay in getting home appraisal report

We're in contract to buy a house. It's taking forever to get an appraisal. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by mikeand1 on Oct 26, 2011 - 12 answers

Time to buy shares, but how? (UK)

I'm looking to buy a few dozen shares in a small company that I am fond of. These are not really for investment, although I might buy shares in the future for investment. Can anyone recommend a UK online broker? The company itself is also UK-based.
posted by NoiselessPenguin on Aug 8, 2011 - 1 answer

Anyone have any experience with Hook Up Tickets - hookuptickets.com?

Anyone have any experience with Hook Up Tickets - hookuptickets.com? [more inside]
posted by zelda139 on Aug 2, 2011 - 0 answers

How to sell this stuff?

My mom has a lot of stuff to sell, and she doesn't want the hassle of a do-it-yourself approach. What kind of people should we involve? We're thinking maybe an ebay broker for the small stuff and an estate person for the big stuff. (Or else maybe a place like Sotheby's?) Know any good ones who serve Westchester, NY? How would we find good people? [more inside]
posted by daisyace on Jul 24, 2011 - 9 answers

Tips for signing a lease in Manhattan?

I'm about to sign a lease in New York. What can I do to avoid getting scammed? [more inside]
posted by achompas on Jul 22, 2011 - 6 answers

Recommend an insurance broker or company for tenants' insurance in Toronto?

Can you recommend an independent insurance broker in Toronto, or alternatively an insurance company with whom you have had good experience, for taking out a tenants' insurance policy? I'd also appreciate any guidance with respect to whether it's a better idea to go with an independent broker, and risk getting stuck with a bad company at a better price, or go with a company with a better reputation even if the insurance costs more.
posted by Dasein on Dec 8, 2010 - 4 answers

Help us sell a house we don't own!

How can a neighborhood group help attract buyers to a (recent bank repo) house for sale? [more inside]
posted by dhartung on Sep 16, 2010 - 7 answers

Chinese Broker

Asking Chinese Nationals: What is the best bank/broker for buying A-shares in China? [more inside]
posted by yoyo_nyc on Sep 12, 2010 - 0 answers

Fun With Real Estate Agents

I just learned that in NY State, real estate brokers are allowed to represent both buyer and seller. As a buyer, I don't want the seller's broker for my agent! But it may be too late.... [more inside]
posted by Quisp Lover on May 29, 2010 - 22 answers

How do mortgage broker comissions work in Canada?

A 2-part question about mortgage brokers in Canada: How do their commissions work? How do they source their deals? [more inside]
posted by graytona on May 28, 2010 - 1 answer

Finding health insurance in 7,538,462 easy steps.

Need help finding a health insurance broker in NYC. [more inside]
posted by Mender on Apr 26, 2010 - 2 answers

Apartment leasing agent needed

Can anyone recommend an apartment rental agent or broker for someone trying to rent out an apartment in Evanston? [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Feb 20, 2010 - 5 answers

Funds, Banker or Broker - who takes better care of my nest egg

I got laid off, have a 401k (in Fidelity right now) with $100k+ and want to roll it over into an IRA. I would consiter a Roth IRA if I get lucky and find a job this year because of low income so far and spreading taxes over two years. I read here about the following IRA options: Just put it into a bank...limited options and fees Put it into a self-directed IRA account with Fidelity for instance. Find a broker who will help pick investments. [more inside]
posted by CodeMonkey on Jan 12, 2010 - 16 answers

Lease AFTER moving in?

New York City apartment question: Is it normal for my broker to tell me I will receive hard copies of my lease a "couple of weeks" after moving in? [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Oct 27, 2009 - 10 answers

Not Quite the King of Queens

NYC Filter - I'm moving to Queens in August, and on the hunt for both neighborhood/broker recommendations. Astoria appears to be out of the mix. [more inside]
posted by acorn1515 on Jun 11, 2009 - 14 answers

Would you take this deal?

P/T rookie real estate agent in NYC: is 25% of 3% fair? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 15, 2009 - 10 answers

Dump that Stock!

Stock market related questions-- help me drown in data! [more inside]
posted by Static Vagabond on Dec 9, 2008 - 5 answers

Discount international brokerage

Can anyone recommend an online discount brokerage that can execute trades internationally? All the online brokerages I've looked at that do international trades at all do them over the phone and charge a lot for these trades. [more inside]
posted by atrazine on Nov 26, 2008 - 4 answers

Studying for Real Estate Broker's exam

I am studying for the Real Estate Broker's exam for California. I am awful at studying in general, and have little to no real estate experience. I am not currently a Real Estate Agent. I've taken the test once, and didn't score so hot the first time and I'd like to take it only one more time. Anybody take it and pass and have some words of advice, such as study methods, programs, or books?
posted by selavy on Nov 12, 2008 - 2 answers

Questions about a Bond investment. (And did I get screwed?)

In June 2007, I bought a 5-year bond with a 6.5% coupon on the day it was issued. I understand how bond prices rise and fall, generally as a result of interest rates and confidence that the bond issuer will be able to repay the debt. However, I have a few nagging questions about this investment... [more inside]
posted by kamelhoecker on Sep 13, 2008 - 4 answers

Shady Broker Situation

My broker is trying to charge another fee to put someone new on the lease for the NYC apt. we've been living in for 3 years. Is this legal? Do I have any recourse? [more inside]
posted by theseampsgoto11 on Apr 21, 2008 - 4 answers

Questions about tranferring money overseas

Need to transfer a large amount of money from US to UK and have a few questions about currency brokers and taxes. [more inside]
posted by gfrobe on Mar 17, 2008 - 6 answers

Negotiating with a NYC broker

Looking for advice in negotiating with a NYC apartment broker. I know they're all "scumbags" etc, but I find myself in the position of working with a broker and an apartment I want to go for. [more inside]
posted by pithy comment on Mar 16, 2008 - 8 answers

Can I make brokers make appointments with me to show my apartment?

Woo hoo! Just one month left in my bad apartment. Since management now knows I'm not re-signing my lease for a second year, my apt. will need to be shown (by brokers) to potential new tenants this month. Are the brokers required to make appointments with me, or can they show up whenever they want? If they knock without notice am I required to let them in? [more inside]
posted by sparrows on Jan 30, 2008 - 7 answers

How can you maintain your NASD licenses once leaving your firm?

NASD licenses (specifically series 7 & 63) requires company sponsorship to obtain. Once obtained, you need company sponsorship to maintain the licenses. Is there a company who will maintain your licenses for you while you are not working in the financial industry? Perhaps for a fee on top of the annual registration costs? I believe you have two years from separation with your employer to obtain a new sponsor.
posted by lawstudent09 on Oct 6, 2007 - 5 answers

real estate broker PITA

The real estate broker for our condo is a jackass...do we have any recourse? [more inside]
posted by frosty_hut on Sep 29, 2007 - 21 answers

Wondering about Zecco

Have you had any experience with Zecco.com? Are they reputable? [more inside]
posted by ducksauce on Sep 5, 2007 - 6 answers

PATRIOT Act + Roth IRA?

What provisions of the PATRIOT Act govern the opening of my Roth IRA? [more inside]
posted by comwiz on Jun 7, 2007 - 4 answers

Is rent-direct.com a scam?

Has anyone used rent-direct.com to get a list of apartments in Manhattan? [more inside]
posted by Frank Grimes on May 30, 2007 - 11 answers

Foreign Guarantor?

Not your usual NYC apartment question: Foreign guarantor in NYC? Help! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 4, 2007 - 8 answers

NYC broker recommendations

NYC broker recommendations and resources [more inside]
posted by twoporedomain on Apr 23, 2007 - 10 answers

Should I get a real estate broker license?

How is having a broker's license useful for doing one's own or a family member's real estate investments? I am thinking of getting one. [more inside]
posted by KimikoPi on Mar 22, 2007 - 6 answers

Selling a High-Profile Site

I run a community website that receives around 2 million pageviews a month. I'm finding that I don't have the time to run it these days - and I'm considering selling the site. It's in kind of a "hot" area and I think I could sell it for $2 million. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 11, 2006 - 8 answers

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